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2. Depression

Depression is another common symptom of adrenal fatigue. Although cortisol is not directly responsible for mood, it does help to regulate stress levels within the body. A decrease in cortisol can mean an increase in stressful feelings, which can trigger depression in some patients. Depressive episodes typically last for two weeks or more, with secondary symptoms like feeling sad, hopeless, or worthless. Patients who experience depression as a result of adrenal fatigue may lose interest in things that were once enjoyable to them. If you feel this way, you should speak to your doctor right away, as they may be able to diagnose and treat your depression separately.

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